Bette Mallery died Aug. 4, 2014.
She was born May 5, 1919 in Portland, Ore., to Ralph and Elsie Russell. The family soon moved to Roseburg, Ore., and she graduated in 1947 from Roseburg High School. She then attended the University of Oregon. While working a summer job in Steamboat, Ore., she met Wright Mallery. They were married June 7, 1941, in Roseburg. During World War II she worked for Bell Telephone while her husband served in Europe with the U.S. Army. They later moved around the state of Oregon due to her husband’s job with the Forest Service. She resided in Enumclaw for a number of years, serving as president of the Enumclaw Garden Club and attending Hope Lutheran Church.
She is survived by daughters Mollie Dow and fiance Ron Boyle of Enumclaw, Lee Ann Phelps and husband David of Beaverton, Ore., Nancy Price of Bend, Ore., and Patti Schwebel (Mike) of Chino, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Her ashes will be placed beside her husband at Union Point Cemetery in Banks, Ore.
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